the boys from down under

Canadian troops didn’t take their hockey sticks with them when they went to war in Korea in 1950 — as mentioned before, here, those followed, later.

Once they got their gear, along with some Asian winter, there was no stopping them. As we’ve seen before (here), infantrymen were soon out and skating on the Imjin River. When the Canadians weren’t playing their own pick-up or fighting for regimental supremacy in organized tournaments, they were spreading the gospel. And as this Canadian Army Newsreel illustrates, they found willing novitiates in the ranks of their Australian and New Zealand allies.